Freelance medical writing – pricing
Most freelance medical writers do not publicly disclose their rates.
And there are some good reasons for this, not least the significant variability that can exist between projects. Additionally, more experienced writers may charge a higher hourly rate than junior writers, yet are likely to complete the work far more quickly and with fewer revisions. This makes it difficult to directly compare prices between writers.
Nonetheless, I think that it is helpful to provide a rough idea of pricing, enabling you to gauge whether I am likely to be able to deliver your project within your budget.
To give an idea of the costs of fixed-fee projects, I have provided some rough estimates for typical projects below. However, these are only ballpark figures and the final agreed price may vary depending on the scope of the work.
If you require a detailed estimate for a project that you have in mind, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I am also available to work on an hourly rate for ad hoc projects and discounts are available for non-profit organisations.
For more information, please get in touch.
Three full drafts plus development of figure or table, fact check and proofread, submission
Development of outline plus three full drafts, development of figures and tables, typesetting, fact check and proofread
Three full drafts, development of figures and tables, fact check and proofread
Original research article
Development of outline plus three full drafts, development of figures and tables, fact check and proofread, cover letter development, journal submission and addressing reviewer comments
Narrative literature review plus development of manuscript as per original research article
Includes attendance at the meeting (e.g., advisory board, steering committee, symposia) and development of report, including executive summary (additional charges for in-person attendance)
From £2000 plus costs
Manuscript editing service
Substantive English language editing, proofreading, top level scientific content review, and formatting in accordance with journal guidelines
£125 per 1000 words*
Manuscript proofreading and formatting
Proofreading and formatting in accordance with journal guidelines
£75 per 1000 words*
Manuscript fact-checking service
Checking manuscript content against source data and cited references
£100 per 1000 words
Popular science/news article
Based on one scientific study. Includes one draft and one round of revisions
£400 per 1000 words*
*Editing prices are based on a 7-day turnaround time. For a rapid turnaround within 24-48 hours, please get in touch to discuss availability and pricing.